East Broadway

Report: LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Posted December 3, 2018 at 5:05 am

Two of the city’s most dangerous subway stations are located on the Lower East Side, according to a recent study based on open records data. Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The data points […]

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Modular Housing at 201 East Broadway is Above Ground

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

Over a year after groundbreak, the new 201 East Broadway is coming into focus. The foundation and first floors are in place, as is a glitzy rendering of the incoming modular apartment complex. Plans call for seven stories stacked with a payload of ten apartments. Current progress is almost two stories. Each pre-fab condo unit […]

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‘Aeon’ Basement Bookshop Opens on East Broadway

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

This one’s a page-turner… Today in a surprising turn of events, a new, independent bookseller just opened on East Broadway. The Aeon Bookstore debuted earlier this week here at the confluence of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The newcomer business took the sub-level commercial space at 151 East Broadway, beneath the revived Kopitiam Malaysian […]

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‘Malt & Mold’ Folds After 6 Years on East Broadway

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

It was an above-average run, but Malt & Mold’s Lower East Side flagship is now swimming with the fishes. The gourmet specialty shop served the neighborhood for better than six years. An announcement in the entrance of 221 East Broadway notes that this original location is closed and that customers can instead visit the Gramercy […]

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Seward Park Co-op Owners Petition Change to Bylaws that Would Allow $54M Air Rights Deal

Last modified August 24, 2018 at 9:12 pm

A sore loss, and a last-ditched effort at another shot… It’s been two months since the Seward Park Co-op collectively voted to deny the sale of its precious air rights to developer Ascend Group. Not content with the outcome of the member vote, it appears “the majority of shareholders” who voted YES are desperately trying […]

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7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ is Back on East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is hosting National Night Out here on the Lower East Side. The annual block party is held across the country in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. In the Five Boroughs alone, the NYPD has more than 70 happening. […]

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First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Votes to Deny Air Rights Deal to Developer

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Big news out of Seward Park Co-op this afternoon. The votes are counted; the housing complex on Tuesday voted to deny the $54 million sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group. According to management – Charles H. Greenthal and Co. – the referendum did not yield the required two-thirds majority to pass. (Results: 690 Yes, […]

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The Much Larger ‘Kopitiam’ Takes Shape on East Broadway

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

The acclaimed Malaysian cafe Kopitiam is making strides toward its revival within the next couple weeks. Contractors are currently busy building out the new location at 151 East Broadway. One thing is for sure – this storefront offers more space and an expanded menu. The ground-floor is four times larger than the original Canal Street […]

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Why I’m Voting ‘YES’ Tomorrow on the Seward Park Air Rights Sale [OP-ED]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last week, we posted an editorial from a Seward Park Co-op owner opposed to the sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group for its two-towered vision. Herewith, an op-ed from the other perspective on the shareholders vote, which happens tomorrow, written by Seward Park shareholder and former board member Marc Albaum. Picture this. It’s a […]

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